New Orleans is known for many things, and once of those is of course Mardi Gras - we all know about that amazing festival that happens once a year and draws in thousands of people to celebrate in the city.
But why limit Mardi Gras to just a small period of time, when at Mardi Gras World you can enjoy it every day!
Mardi Gras World offers an authentic Mardi Gras experience year round with fun and colorful tours, which allow you to see firsthand what it takes to bring this iconic festival to life year after year.
You know its going to be a fun tour as soon as you arrive, with colorful Mardi Gras props, like a gigantic jovial jester, fiercely realistic alligators, and a gorgeously exciting Marilyn Monroe with skirt flying greet one and all to this amazing fantasy factory.
As you make your way around the Blaine Kern Studios, which is an operating workshop creating parade incredible floats since 1947, you can really see the level of work that goes into this unique tradition.
You can even view the most awesome floats ever built for carnival - the Orpheus 140-foot triple-tandem sea monster "Leviathan" and the 240-foot quintuple-tandem "Captain Eddie's SS Endymion," with tens of thousands of fiber optic lights - sounds pretty amazing to us!
These 60 minute tours are offered daily, and each tour not only takes you around a display of Mardi Gras costumes, but you can also see a video presentation AND you get a slice of King Cake before you leave!
Are you ready to celebrate in style, the best way New Orleans knows how?
$14 (Ages 2 to 11)
$17 seniors & students
Bring your camera!
They offer a free shuttle from select places in New Orleans (although not available for groups)
Every tour comes with a slice of King Cake (which is a real delicacy, as it’s hard to find out of season!).
They are located at the foot of Henderson Street, in the Central Business District. It is on the south end of the Convention Center. If you’re having trouble finding them, just give them a call and we will be happy to direct you.
Take your school group to Mardi Gras World, where they can learn about New Orleans history and culture through the wonder of Mardi Gras! Stand in awe as you watch our artists painting and sculpting right before your eyes. Their tour highlights the history of Mardi Gras and showcases the art, giving a unique glimpse into the past and present of this incredible tradition.
You will certainly need to bring that pocket money because there is a gift shop FILLED with gifts and souvenirs, including magnets, ornaments, Mardi Gras masks, toys, arts & crafts, apparel and more!
Give them a call to ask about the accessibility of the tour
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First tour begins 9:30am, last tour begins 4:30pm daily. Tours run every 30 minutes
Closed on Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter and, of course, Mardi Gras Day.
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